Christopher Columbus' voyages

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Christopher Columbus' Voyages
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Different Christopher Columbus' Voyages

Christopher Columbus' first voyage:

Christopher Columbus went on his first voyage from the port of Palos (near Huelva) in southern Spain, on the 3rd of Augoust of 1492, in command of three ships: the Niña, the Pinta and the Santa Maria. His crew mostly came from surrounding towns such as Lepe and Moguer.

Columbus went firts to the Canary Islands. He stayed there for four weeksbecause of the need for repair and refit. Columbus left the island of Gomera on the 6th of September of 1492.

In our page you will find more information about the first voyage.

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Christopher Columbus' second voyage:

After the success of Columbus's first voyage, he had little trouble convincing the Spanish Sovereigns, Ferdinand and Isabela, to follow up immediately with a second voyage. The second voyage was a big colonization effort, with seventeen ships and more or less a thousand men. The second voyage brought European horses, sheeps, and cattle to America for the first time.

Although Columbus kept a log of his second voyage, only very small fragments survive. Most of what we know comes from indirect references or from accounts of others on the voyage. If you look on our page, you will learn much more.

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Christopher Columbus' third voyage:

Columbus left the port of Sanlucar in southern Spain on the 30th of May of 1498 with six ships, he went to the New World for the third time. After stopping at the islands of Porto Santo and Madeira, the fleet arrived at Gomera in the Canary Islands on the 19th of June. At this point, the fleet split into two groups: three ships sailed directly for Hispaniola with supplies for the colonists there; but the other three, commanded by Columbus, were on a mission of exploration, trying to find any lands south of the known islands in the Indies.

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Christopher Columbus' fourth voyage:

If any of Columbus's voyages deserves to be made into a movie, this is the one.

On the 11th of May of 1502, four old ships and more or less 140 men under Columbus's command sailed from the port of Cadiz. Among those in the fleet were Columbus's brother Bartholomew, and Columbus's younger son Fernando. At age fifty one, Columbus was old, sick, and he wasn't welcome in his old home base of Hispaniola. But the Admiral felt he had one more voyage left in him.
The purpose of the trip was to find a strait linking the Indies (which Columbus still thought to be part of Asia, and died thinking this) with the Indian Ocean. This strait was known to exist, since Marco Polo had travelled through it on his way back from China. In effect, Columbus was looking for the Strait of Malacca in Central America.

If you want to find more about this amazing voyage, visit our page.

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External links

Columbus Ships
Christopher Columbus' Voyages
Mariner's Museum
Columbus Day


In the early modern age, the voyages of Columbus initiated European exploration and colonization of the American continents, and are of great significance in world history. Christopher Columbus was a navigator and an admiral of Castile, a country that later founded the actual Spain. He made four voyages to the Americas, with his first in 1492, which resulted in what is widely referred to as the Discovery of America.

He did not actually reach the mainland until his third voyage, in 1498, when he reached South America, and the fourth voyage, when he reached Central America.

Columbus' discovery subsequently led to the major European sea powers' sending expeditions to the New World to build trade networks and to convert the native peoples to Christianity. Pope Alexander VI divided the new lands outside Europe between Spain and Portugal, in the Treaty of Tordesillas. This division was never accepted by the rulers of England or France.
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